Meet the winners of the Arquivo.pt Award 2020!

Card Meet the winners of the Arquivo.pt Award 2020

Last updated on August 14th, 2020 at 01:14 pm

The winners of the Arquivo.pt 2020 Award were announced by the Público newspaper, the official media partner of this year’s edition, which granted an honorable mention to the best work based on the contents of the newspaper. 29 candidate works were received.

The award ceremony will take place during Science 2020 – Meeting with Science and Technology, scheduled for November 2-4 at the Lisbon Congress Center.

1st place – “Desarquivo”

The winner of the 10,000 euros prize was the work “ Desarquivo ” developed by Miguel Ramalho.

“Desarquivo” is a website that enables searching for named entities (e.g. people, organizations and places) and identify relationships among them, based on news published in online newspapers along time.

The search results are presented in the form of a graph or network of relationships that enables a journalist, researcher or any common citizen to dynamically explore the relationships among historical information preserved from the Web by Arquivo.pt.

For example, a user can explore ideological proximity among political parties along time.

2nd place – “Arquivo.pt Extension”

The 2nd prize in the amount of 3,000 euros was awarded to the work “ Extension Arquivo.pt ”,  a browser extension developed by Rodrigo Marques and Hugo Silva.

This extension enables users to perform advanced searches on Arquivo.pt directly from the browser , without having to leave the page they are currently viewing.

The “Arquivo.pt Extension” is available for download in the Chrome Web Store.

3rd place – “Arquivo Económico .pt”

The 3rd place winner received a prize of 2,000 euros and was awarded to the work “Arquivo Económico .pt” by Nuno Bragança.

The “Arquivo Económico .pt” organizes and presents information preserved by Arquivo.pt about the prices of products since the time of the Portuguese coin escudo.

As a result, we have a website that enables searching the price of consumer goods by different categories, such as supermarket, transportation or others, on given dates.

For example, users can easily know how much a trip from Lisbon-Porto or a cell phone call costed in 1999.

Honorable Mention granted by Público newspaper

Jornal Público, official partner of the 3rd edition of the Arquivo.pt Prize, awarded its Honorable Mention to the work “Jornal do Passado”, developed by Bruno Galhardo.

“Jornal do Passado” is a game for all ages, developed for Android, in which the users test their knowledge about news or events by guessing the date in which they occurred.

As a result, we have an app that enables searching the historical information preserved by Arquivo.pt in a pedagogical and fun way.

Replay with old browser and export results with the new version of Arquivo.pt

Exported results into an Excel sheet of a search for the word "universidade", university, limited to 10 items

Arquivo.pt launched a new version of its service on July 1, 2020 named Responsive.

The purpose of this version was to improve the user experience between different devices and add new features.

Replay a past webpage using a browser from the past

We added an option to view the archived page using a browser from the past. In the Options choose Replay with old browser and you will be redirected to the oldweb.today service that emulates browsers such as Netscape NavigatorMicrosoft Internet Explorer or NSCA Mosaic.

This external service is useful for research use cases, in areas such as Web design, Art, Communication or History,where it is necessary to access the original visual aspect of a page from the past in the most reliable way possible.

Web page of the European Union in 1996 using the Oldweb.Today service
Web page of the European Map of WWW/NIR sites in 1996 using the Oldweb.Today service

Try this new option from Arquivo.pt to replay the European Map of WWW/NIR sites in 1996 using a contemporary browser or any other historical page using the Oldweb.Today service.

You may have to wait a while for your request to be processed but it is always faster than having to install a browser from the past on your computer.

Export search results to spreadsheet format

This new function enables users to save their search results for further treatment and analysis. This is specially useful to perform thorough research about a given topic.

After a search, in the Options, just choose one of the available formats to export the obtained results: XLSX, CSV or TXT.

Exported results into an Excel sheet of a search for the word "universidade", university, limited to 10 items
Exported results into an Excel sheet of a search for the word “universidade”, university, limited to 10 items

More on the Responsive milestone

New version of Arquivo.pt (Webapp release)

Webapp release on mobile version example

Last updated on October 12th, 2020 at 11:52 am

Arquivo.pt launched a new version of its service on April 15, 2020 named WebApp.

The purpose of this version was to standardize the user experience between different devices and reduce maintenance costs by removing components with redundant functions.

Its main novelty is the combination of the desktop and mobile interfaces in a single user interface.

The old desktop version has been disabled and the mobile version has evolved to work on various types of devices and screen sizes.

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New design of the homepage

 

Try the new image and page search

Webapp release search in english

New user interfaces for image or text search

Help us to improve!

To help us, just search the Arquivo.pt using any device (e.g. laptop, mobile phone, tablet).

If you encounter any problems, please contact us!

Remember to always send the address of the page where you detected the problem.

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Meet the winners of the Arquivo.pt Award 2019!

Last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 05:41 pm

The winners of the Arquivo.pt Award 2019 were announced by His Excellency the Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa during the session that took place on July 8 at 9:00 am in Auditorium 1 during the event “Science 2019 – Encounter with Science and Technology” at the Lisbon Congress Center.

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1st place: meuParlamento.pt

MeuParlamento.pt is a mobile application that simulates the Portuguese Parliament, calling on all citizens to play the role of a deputy.

Authors: Nuno Moniz, Arian Pasquali, Tomás Amaro

2nd place: Revisionista.pt: Un-cover the news

The Revisionista.pt is an online tool to reveal post-publication changes in the Portuguese news.

Authors: Flávio Martins and André Mourão

3rd place: Public speeches about violence in private

Analysis of 217 news collected in Arquivo.pt from the three main daily newspapers, on domestic violence.

Author: Zélia de Macedo Teixeira

Materials for dissemination about the winners

About the Arquivo.pt Award 2019

Arquivo.pt is a research infrastructure managed by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) that enables search and access to web pages archived since 1996.

The Arquivo.pt Award aims to annually promote innovative works based on historical information preserved by Arquivo.pt. Submissions closed on May 3 and we received works in areas such as: media studies, education, design, information technology, health or cultural and historical heritage.

The Arquivo.pt Award 2019 received the High Sponsorship of His Excellency the President of the Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Arquivo.pt Award 2020

The Arquivo.pt Award was approved as an annual initiative of the Foundation for Science and Technology that will run from January to May.

Sign up for the Arquivo.pt international mailing list to be informed about future editions of the Arquivo.pt Award!

 

Search 17 million images from the past with Arquivo.pt!

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At the end of 2018, Arquivo.pt launched an experimental image search service from the past, which it was possible to search around 4 million images from the past, coming from some collections of Arquivo.pt.

From April 2019, it became possible to search for images from all the collections of Arquivo.pt.

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You can now search over 17 million unique images (over 50 pixels in width and height) since 1996.

Find pages from the past through the new image search service.

Try the “Visit Page” option to find the Web page from the past that contained the image you selected.

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Try the image search service now!

Search images from the past with Arquivo.pt at https://arquivo.pt/images.jsp?l=en

Visit four simultaneous Arquivo.pt Exhibitions

If you want to know more about Arquivo.pt you can visit one of the four simultaneous exhibitions of iconic pages from Portugal’s recent history.

Have a look below to learn where you can find the exhibitions and the visiting times of each one.

 

Universidade do Minho – Gualtar Campus – Braga

  • Where: Espaço B-Lounge of Universidade do Minho Library
  • When: Until April 18. From Monday to Friday, from 8h30 to midnight. And Saturdays from 08h30 to 14h30.

Universidade do Minho – Azurém Campus – Guimarães

  • Where: Espaço B-Lounge of Universidade do Minho Library
  • When: From April 23 to May 10. From Monday to Friday, from 8h30 to midnight. And Saturdays from 08h30 to 14h30.

ISCTE – Lisboa

  • Where: ISCTE-IUL Library.
  • When: From April 16 until May 11. From 8h to 21h.

Escola Superior de Hotelaria do Estoril

  • Where: Celestino Gomes Library
  • When: Until May 15. From Monday to Friday, from 9h30 to 12h00 and from 14h30 to 17h30. And from 6 to May 18. From Monday to Friday, from 9h30 to 20h30, Saturdays from 9h30 to 13h.

NOVA – IMS – Campolide Campus

  • Where: Nova IMS Library and Main Corridor.
  • When: Until April 18. From Monday to Friday, from 10h to 18h. And April 22 to 30, from 9h to 20h.

 

If you are interested in bringing an Arquivo.pt Exhibition to your city or institution, please contact us.

 

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Arquivo.pt Calendar: Add historical dates to your own calendar

Last updated on March 29th, 2019 at 03:20 pm

Arquivo.pt created a calendar of historical/commemorative dates. Each date is marked by an event or celebration which is connected to an Arquivo.pt (or more) web page preserved about the theme.

Everyone can quickly access specific information about historic moments for Portugal and the world. In addition, everybody can collaborate by suggesting dates and relative pages, which will enrich the search.

Just import the calendar and receive daily notifications with the events and their Arquivo.pt preserved pages.

Give it a try!

 

Arquivo.pt and CLEOPATRA Project together in funding for PhD students

Last updated on March 29th, 2019 at 02:12 pm

CLEOPATRA Project is announcing 15 fully-funded PhD students. Subjects include Semantic Web, natural language processing, digital humanities and social sciences, and many others.

Arquivo.pt is directly involved in three of the courses: Incentives design for hybrid multilingual information processing and analytics, in Southampton; National and transnational media coverage of European parliamentary elections, 2004-2014, London (United Kingdom); and NLP for under-resourced languages, in Zagreb, Croatia.

For more information about the courses, or for applications go to CLEOPATRA Project website.

Arquivo.pt 2019 Award: Submissions are open!

Last updated on February 19th, 2019 at 04:12 pm

Submissions for Arquivo.pt Award 2019 are officially open! The deadline is May 3, at 1 pm (Lisbon time).

The three best works will receive a total of 15 000 euros.

Individual or group works on any subject are accepted. The only requirement is that they use Arquivo.pt as their main source of information.

Here’s how to apply: arquivo.pt/award2019

Good luck!

EXPO’98: Twenty years by Arquivo.pt

Last updated on December 13th, 2018 at 01:59 pm

With the theme “ “Os Oceanos, Um Património para o Futuro” (Oceans, a Heritage for the Future“), EXPO’98 took place in Lisbon, 1998.

Considered a turning point for Lisbon and Portugal, from May 2 to September 30, 1998, the event attracted around 11 million visitors.  EXPO’98 also had as its purpose to highlight the 500 years of the Portuguese Discoveries.

The importance of EXPO’98 did not stop there:

  • It was a strategic project for the country and culminated with the regeneration of an area of about 340 hectares in the eastern part of the city, next to the Tagus River.
  • Attended by 146 countries and 14 international organizations.

EXPO’98 website preserved by Arquivo.pt

However, as in the digital world, much of the information disappears after a short time, only with Arquivo.pt you can even browse EXPO’98 page, serving as a historical and research base about the event.

A moment that Arquivo.pt keeps for the memory of those days not be lost and for future research about their impact on the lives of all Portuguese.

Travel through EXPO’98 with Arquivo.pt!

Examples of EXPO’98 pages preserved by Arquivo.pt